Category Archives: Nutrition

Lime in the Coconut Yams, and Why I Love Coconut Oil

You may have noticed that I particularly enjoy using coconut oil in my kitchen. And before getting to my recipe today, I would like to share just a little bit about why I am so fond of coconut oil . … Continue reading

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Calcium Intake and Dairy During Pregnancy

As I discussed last week, since becoming pregnant I have been assiduously listening to, and following, the cues that my body has been giving me. And since becoming pregnant, I have been hungry for cultured dairy products. I liked the … Continue reading

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Gestational Weight Gain: When, How, How Much, and Why?

This weekend I read an interesting study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology concerning excessive gestational weight gain and how it may increase the risk of obesity and high blood pressure in children. (Emily Okin et al., … Continue reading

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Give Mom a Steak!

The good news is all over the paleo blogosphere, over at Mark’s Daily Apple and at Richard Nikoley’s Free the Animal: moms need steak! A study published in the journal Early Human Development suggests that women who consume low levels … Continue reading

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Nutrition Guidelines For Pregnancy: A Recipe for Diabetes and Obesity

Today, as I promised earlier, I am going to take a close look at the nutritional recommendations that my OB/GYN’s office put into an informational folder for me. Take a look at these “Nutrition” Guidelines. The first and most shocking … Continue reading

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Sugar, Starches, and Dissing the Diet Dictocrats

So how exactly does the human body digest carbohydrates, and why exactly are large amounts of carbohydrates unhealthy for humans? A great guide, if you are interested in more in-depth information, is Robb Wolf’s book The Paleo Solution. But in … Continue reading

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A Sample Day of Eating in Harmony with Evolution

I decided to grab my camera today and document what exactly it is that I eat, both to give some practical ideas about how to eat well for a mother and baby, and to show how interesting and varied paleo … Continue reading

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Evolutionary and Paleo Eating: How Strict Is A Mom To Be?

Paleolithic nutrition, or paleo for short, is a term that has been thrown around a lot lately in the nutrition community, especially in online forums and blogs. The paleo movement has many supporters in the scientific community, the most notable … Continue reading

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Hunting and Gathering: The Healthiest Human Diet

A hunter-gatherer diet seems to make sense in the light of evolution, but what evidence do we have that hunter-gatherers truly are healthier? The anthropological record shows quite clearly that human health, longevity, and yes, even height, all dropped off … Continue reading

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Eating With an Eye to Our Evolution

This is a very cute bunny rabbit munching on some grass. He is an herbivore; he evolved as an herbivore. He eats plant material in his natural habitat. Were you to feed him a diet of nothing but meat he … Continue reading

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